Fiji contemplates manufacturing firearms
Monday, June 27, 2011
Fiji is contemplating the establishment of a manufacturing plant for firearms and ammunition.
This futuristic plan was presented by Fiji Ministry of Defence Senior Officer Joji Washington at the Regional Consultation on Arms Trade Treaty in Bali, Indonesia earlier this month.
Washington told the consultation – the initiative would be subject to further consultation with relevant government stakeholders and non-government organisations.
He states with the Arms and Ammunition Act in place – it is envisaged that the Plant would be governed and regulated under the existing legal instruments.
But he says – government needs to review this in parallel to the requirements of the Arms Trade Treaty.
Washington adds – the Fiji Military Forces uses conventional weapons in peace-keeping operations.
Report by: Elenoa Osborne
June 27, 2011
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With long-term views like this being propagated by the illegal and treasonous military regime and just as culpable eager-to-please civil servants, it is no wonder the country is broke and we are the currently considered the scourge of the South Pacific.